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English National Opera

Overview
Works: 334 works in 824 publications in 4 languages and 12,655 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Television adaptations  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Artist, 475, Actor, Other, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about English National Opera
 
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Most widely held works by English National Opera
Julius Caesar : a critical guide by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience - and Mary's popularity - the Queen agonizes over the fate of her cousin amid fears for her own survival
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera
The twilight of the gods = Götterdämmerung : act III, scenes 2 & 3 (sung in English) by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariodante : an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of Scotland's daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her fiancé in this tale of trickery, betrayal, mistaken identity and sexual jealousy
Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blond Eckbert: Opera in Two Acts based on a fairytale by Ludwig Tieck
Salome/Elektra by Richard Strauss( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss turned his genius to opera at the turn of the twentieth century, and this guide contains the texts and introductions to his first two masterpieces in what was, for him, a new genre. Despite obvious similarities - both operas consisting of one act, centred upon one female title role - the works are quite different in subject and treatment
The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, a young seaman, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, John Claggart. Unjustly accused of mutiny, Billy accidentally strikes Claggart dead, and the tormented Captain Vere has no option but to hang him
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Tannhauser by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval minnesinger, Tannhauser, searchs for purity
Un ballo in maschera : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A copy of Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' with a complete English translation of the libretto in the hand of George Linley, whose version was used for the English stage production
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
A history of Sadler's Wells Opera : an illustrated booklet, published in the centenary year of Lilian Baylis's birth, to mark the change of the Company's name to the English National Opera by Richard Jarman( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salome/Elektra
Alternative Names

controlled identityLondon Coliseum (Organization : London, England)

controlled identitySadler's Wells Opera Company

Anglická národní opera

E.N.O. (English National Opera)

English National Opera

English National Opera bouwwerk in het Verenigd Koninkrijk

English National Opera opera company based in London

ENO

ENO (English National Opera)

ENO (Inglaterra)

National Opera

National Opera London

Opera

Opera London

Sadler's Wells opera

Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Английская национальная опера

Англійська національна опера

האופרה האנגלית הלאומית

イングリッシュ・ナショナル・オペラ

英格蘭國家歌劇團

Languages
English (204)

German (5)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
ParsifalSalome/ElektraTannhauserUn ballo in maschera : opera in three actsOf exile and music : a twentieth century lifeBackstage at the opera